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INDUSTRIAL ORGANIZATION - APPLIED MICROECONOMICS

Attività formativa monodisciplinare
Codice dell'attività formativa: 
110016-ENG

Scheda dell'insegnamento

Per studenti immatricolati al 1° anno a.a.: 
2021/2022
Insegnamento (nome in italiano): 
INDUSTRIAL ORGANIZATION - APPLIED MICROECONOMICS
Insegnamento (nome in inglese): 
Industrial Organization - Applied Microeconomics
Tipo di attività formativa: 
Attività formativa Caratterizzante
Tipo di insegnamento: 
Obbligatoria
Settore disciplinare: 
ECONOMIA APPLICATA (SECS-P/06)
Anno di corso: 
1
Anno accademico di offerta: 
2021/2022
Crediti: 
6
Responsabile della didattica: 
Mutuazioni

Altre informazioni sull'insegnamento

Modalità di erogazione: 
Didattica Convenzionale
Lingua: 
Inglese
Ciclo: 
Secondo Semestre
Obbligo di frequenza: 
No
Ore di attività frontale: 
48
Ore di studio individuale: 
102
Ambito: 
Economico
Prerequisites

No mandatory requirements. The course Industrial Organization and Microeconomics are strongly recommended.

Educational goals

The course provides further analysis of specific topics in Industrial Organization to go deeper in the theoretical analysis of firms, industries and market mechanisms, with particular reference to the new technologies, the economics of information and the two-sided markets. The selected topics represent a relevant and innovative issue in the IO literature.
Therefore, the student is equipped with a deep knowledge of the frontier of the IO such that she/he can support the strategic decisions of the firms.

Course content

The contents include a first part that addressed the analysis of the main models of industrial organization under conditions of uncertainty and asymmetric information (oligopoly, product differentiation, entry deterrence, collusion) While the second part introduces the role of technology and innovation, to deal with the internet economics and the two-sided markets. Under this approach, few selected topics will be illustrated (media markets, net neutrality).

Teaching methods

Frontal class and student presentations.

Assessment and Evaluation

Written exam in two parts. Part A: short technical question (e.g. numerical exercise). Part B: open question on some topics in the program. If the class is not too large, students' presentations will contribute to the final grade.

Further information

If the course is delivered remotely (totally or partially), changes may occur in the program and/or in the exam, in order to adapt the course to online teaching methods.
The students are invited to enroll in the Moodle platform of IO, where they can find the supplementary material and all the updated information of the course.